Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 28-June 3

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Maclean’s, Toronto Life and Hazlitt major Magazine Awards medalists [Canadian Magazines] How (Not) To Report On Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside [Canadaland] Anna Maria Tremonti leaving […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 21-27

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Unpacking CBC’s Strategic Plan – The Public Broadcaster and Public Funding [CMG] Political cartoonists are out of touch – it’s time to make way […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 14-20

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Top tips and trends in social media education [J-Source] The perils of being ‘casual’ at the CBC [Globe and Mail] Fewer than 1 in […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 7-13

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Small towns need investigative journalism too [Discourse] Morale described as ‘grim’ at Globe and Mail newsroom in lead-up to voluntary buyout offer [J-Source] Here […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 30-May 6

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Distrust in media is on the decline, journalists tell survey [J-Source] BIPOC Writers Connect: Mentorship, Networking, Training [TWUC] Announcing the 2019 NMA nominees [Magazine […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 23-29

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: The pedestrian misogyny behind the van attack [J-Source] Deep Research seminar live tweet recap [PWAC Toronto] Forcing reporter to give RCMP info on ‘dead’ […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 16-22

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Can a news media that doesn’t really oppose fascism ever cover it well? [J-Source] #CAJ19 conference [CAJ] How beat reporting in 2019 works at […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 9-15

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: Seven students each awarded $10,000 in scholarships [J-Source] Which online skills are journalism bosses expecting from students? [J-Source] 3 really good things that can […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer April 2-8

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: What Justin Brake’s recent win means for press freedom in 2019 [J-Source] SABEW Canada Announces the Finalists for the 5th Annual Best in Business […]

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Off the Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer Mar 26-April 1

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, communications, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler? From Canada: New Magazines Canada program supports paid interns for members [Magazines Canada] BuzzFeed Canada news staff officially members of Canadian Media Guild [CWA Canada] Court […]

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